Miyazawa Kenji: Selections (Poets for the Millennium)

Miyazawa Kenji: Selections (Poets for the Millennium)

Kenji Miyazawa


The poet Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933) used to be an early twentieth-century eastern modernist who this day is understood around the world for his poetry and tales in addition to his devotion to Buddhism. Miyazawa Kenji: Selections collects a variety of his poetry and gives an outstanding advent to his existence and paintings. Miyazawa used to be a instructor of agriculture through career and mostly unknown as a poet till after his loss of life. considering the fact that then his paintings has more and more attracted a faithful following, particularly between ecologists, Buddhists, and the literary avant-garde. This quantity comprises poems translated through Gary Snyder, who was once the 1st to translate a considerable physique of Miyazawa’s paintings into English. Hiroaki Sato’s personal extraordinary translations, many by no means earlier than released, display his deep familiarity with Miyazawa’s poetry. His impressive creation considers the poet’s value and indicates methods for modern readers to technique his paintings. It additional areas advancements in eastern poetry right into a international context throughout the first a long time of the 20 th century. moreover the publication encompasses a Foreword by way of the poet Geoffrey O’Brien and essays via Tanikawa Shuntaro, Yoshimasu Gozo, and Michael O’Brien.

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